Animal Science and Welfare

Teesside University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Middlesbrough
English
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About this program

Summary: BSc (Hons) Animal Science and Welfare includes specialist modules relating to animals. These specialist modules will utilise facilities at Houghall Farm owned and run by East Durham College (EDC) and will be supported by EDC specialist animal handling staff.

Course details: Designed to support the animal care industry, the programme will incorporate three core themes: Animal science and genetics; Animal Behaviour; Animal Welfare. Most of your time is spent at our Middlesbrough campus where you study the theory and science related to animals. Specialist modules in Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare themes are delivered at the Houghall Farm site of East Durham College, where you are supported by specialist staff. You are provided with transportation to attend Houghall Farm, normally one day per week. The Houghall Farm site, set on a stunning 476-acre estate, minutes from Durham City Centre, is a fantastic place to work with animals. In September 2016 a new, purpose-built small animal care centre was opened, which has several specialist facilities including a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics, small mammals house and an aviary. There is also a commercial dog grooming studio, new, 22-bay dog kennel unit and a new dog agility and walking area. In addition to the small animal care centre the site is home to horse riding stables/arena and commercial pig and cattle facilities.

After the course: This course provides you with the skillset to support the animal care industry. The sector is worth £1bn to the UK economy and has 13,000 businesses and around 78,000 employees. Graduates can go on to work in boarding kennels, catteries, pet breeders, training, grooming, animal welfare charities, zoos, wildlife parks, public services and with performing animals in film and television.

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